Montana Enduro Series: 2023 Rendezvous Enduro
Race Details:

MES Racers-
Welcome to the 2023 Rendezvous Enduro Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a special venue for us, and we’re looking forward to this year. We’ve had blazing heat and hip-deep snow, but this weekend looks to be perfect. This is long, but it contains a lot of important information. Please read closely.

The MES tents will be in the same spot as last year: under the Tram next to RPK3. You have two options for check-in:
• Friday 9/1, 4:00-7:00
• Saturday 9/2, 6:00-7:00
Planning ahead with check-in gets you a more relaxed morning before the race. YOU MUST CHECK IN BY 7:00 AM SATURDAY, at which time we will release unclaimed spots to waiting racers. We encourage checking in Friday to reduce crowding and wait times Saturday morning.
If you check in Friday and become unable to race Saturday, please return your timing chip to us as soon as possible.

• For practice/inspection day please go to JH Sports (by the gondolas) to purchase tickets. Registered racers will be on a roster. These tickets will give access to both the bike park and the scheduled bike trams in the afternoon (see times below). A lift ticket is required to ride the tram; a bike park season pass will not get you on the tram.
• Race day tickets are included with your registration. We will provide those with your racer packets. Please note racers who purchased a practice ticket will need to put on the new wristband for race day.

Being able to load bikes onto the JH Tram is a highlight of our series. This special access has its own conditions; please adhere to these so that we can continue to provide this experience.
• Bikes are only allowed on scheduled bike trams.
• Bikes must be clean to load. There is a bike wash station outside JH Sports.
• Load the tram by the steps between RPK3 and the MES tent. Wait for tram staff to load you.
• The tram access hiking trails. Friday will be mixed use on Cirque, Hoback, and Wildflower trails. Hikers have right of way. Please ride courteously and with caution. These trails will be closed to the public on Saturday.
• Racers will load the tram by class. Make sure you know your call-up time. There is no alternative way up.

Thursday, August 31 – Course will be marked by JHMR staff.

Friday, September 1 – Racer course inspection. MES staff will be setting start/finish locations during the day.
• Packet pick-up will be at the JHMR and MES tents located on the Music Under the Tram platform from 4:00-7:00
• 10am-5pm Bike Park is open to inspect the lower portion of the course (Stages 4 and 5).
• Racers will be permitted on scheduled Trams in the afternoon to inspect upper mountain trails (Stages 1, 2, and 3). The Friday Tram Schedule is as follows:
o 5:00pm Public pending
o 5:15pm
o 5:30pm
o 5:45pm
o 6:00pm if we lose the 5pm to public traffic

Saturday, September 2nd: Race Day
• 6:00am -7am – Remaining packet pick-up at the MES tent, located at the Music Under the Tram platform.
• 7:00am - Events staff and first wave of racers will load the Tram.
• 7:15am-8am - Remaining racers will load the Tram with bikes in designated class order. Fastest categories will load first.
• 7:30am - Race starts from the Top of the World.
• 3pm - Course Closed.
• 4pm – Rendezvous Enduro and 2023 MES podiums at the Montana Enduro Series tent/RPK3.
• Race Day Tram schedule:
o 7:00am Event Staff & Racers
o 7:15am
o 7:30am
o 7:45am
o 8:00am
Race day trams will load by category, making sure each trip is at capacity. We will hold a racer meeting for each tram departure. Since we are filling each tram (30 racers), we can’t predict exactly which tram you’ll be in. This is your only uplift opportunity, so we can’t overstress how important it is to be in the base area waiting for your call-up to load. The load order will be:
1. Pro Male
2. Pro Female
3. Junior Male
4. Expert Male
5. Master Male
6. Expert Female
7. Master/Junior Female
8. Sport Male
9. Sport Female.

Camping is not permitted in any parking lots. For practice and race day please park in the Ranch Lot.

Refer to the route after it's published on Wednesday at noon.

There are a few ways to find the routes in the Trailforks app. Although Trailforks limits unpaid use of the mobile app to your home area, race routes are still displayed and available to you for navigation on course. Also, there is no limit on the desktop version of Trailforks, so you can preview the course and the bike park without any restrictions. The easiest way to find the route in the app is to open the Events tab when you arrive in Teton Village. It automatically loads nearby events, and the routes will be available there. Alternately, if you’re reading this on your phone, you can click this link:
The link will open in the app and update the Teton Village riding area. If you’re reading this on a computer, you can click “Add to Wishlist” at the top right of the page (right above the map tile), and the route will be added to your account. Then inside the app, open Your Wishlist on the table of contents.

If junction markings are damaged during the race day, you are still responsible for navigating the course, so it pays to familiarize yourself. To help with that, the route is published on Trailforks. The actual course you’ll compete is defined by course markings and the established trail tread. Actual start and finish points may be subject to change depending on requirements of MES or JHMR staff.

Download the JH Insider app. If there is an emergency or injury the app has a button to directly call patrol while providing your exact coordinates. Otherwise, patrol can be called directly at (307) 690-6210. We will discuss further safety procedures during our mandatory racer meeting.

Our rules are simple and intended to make sure everyone has a high-quality experience. We will cover rules and course-specific concerns during the racer meetings. The basic rules are:
• Enduro format – timed stages are mostly downhill, and transfers are mostly climbs. Transfer stages are untimed, but don’t linger because we have a course closure time.
• Helmets must be worn at all times when on the bike. This includes uphills/transfers. Anyone riding without a helmet will be disqualified immediately. Full-face helmets are recommended but not required.
• The trail is the course. Whether or not a corner is taped, shortcutting the trail tread is a rule violation.
• You must be able to hear an overtaking rider. No earbuds or external speakers are allowed.
• Our complete rulebook is available on our website.
Volunteers will help us assess if we need to penalize any racers that aren’t following our series rules. Keep it fun and throw out high fives all day!

We use the SPORTident Air contactless timing system. This gives the best and most accurate results in our sport. You are responsible for following our procedures for checking in and heading out to the course. The timing chips must be switched on to collect time stamps. Crucially, they must be returned to the timing tent for scanning for you to have results. If you lose your timing chip it will cost you $100 to collect backup timing results. Keep the chip on the right-hand wrist outside of your clothing to ensure good time stamps. If you can’t race on Saturday, return the chip to us ASAP!
Volunteers will help us assess if we need to penalize any racers that aren’t following our series rules. Keep it fun and throw out high fives all day!

The race results will be posted online Saturday afternoon at this link:

We will post a recap on Pinkbike with results and photos the following week. As always, you will be able to find a photo album for the race on the Montana Enduro Series Pinkbike profile.

Mike Williamson of Aurum Suspension will be onsite to provide neutral support for racers with mechanical issues. He will be located in the MES base area.

We have some great swag lined up for you this year. We will also have MES T-shirts and pom beanies available for purchase. Cash, check, or Venmo are your payment options.

If any of your traveling companions would like to volunteer out on course, we’d be happy for the help. Also, if you can’t race for some reason on Saturday, we’ll happily refund your registration fee in exchange for your volunteer service. True story: running an enduro race takes a lot of volunteers. Find us at the MES tent in the morning or email eric at

We’ll see you this weekend!


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